Who can blame the Captain for his bad habit of staring at his co-stars' assets? Let's face it, the ladies of Star Trek were foxes, and they dressed accordingly. Kirk, a man not known for his subtly, was like a kid in a candy store, and always giving in to the temptation.
It didn't help matters that James Tiberius was a classic case of Attention Deficit Disorder. The last thing the man needed was a distraction set in front of him every five seconds. Let's take a look at a handful of scenes where Captain Kirk is cold busted.
Perhaps it's unfair to single Kirk out, when there were plenty of other male perpetrators. But Kirk was just more blatant. Take the image above: at least Barney Miller's boss maintains eye contact (a penny for his thoughts, though), whereas Kirk just doesn't even try. .
And just so you know, it keeps going...
Jeez, Captain. Why don't you just bury your face in them? [I'm sure that's precisely what took place back stage.]
True to form, Kirk is helped by Khan's groupie and he repays her by immediately staring at her breasts. Smooth.
His hand gestures betray his thoughts.
Eye contact was just too much to expect when the girl from Father Knows Best is wearing a miniskirt.
Careful, Jim. That's the director's wife you're looking at.
I don't think his eyes are wandering here, but he still doesn't get a free pass - I know exactly what's going through his mind. Still, I commend the effort. You can tell he's straining himself to stay focused. Someone get this man a cold towel.
Even Spock, with superhuman self control, is caught looking. It's simply unfair to expect a man of Kirk's limited restraint to refrain from staring. This is almost entrapment.
"Dammit, Scotty, I'm a man not a eunuch!"
Kirk: "..... ummmm..... sorry, what were you saying?"
It seems Kirk's rascally ways have influenced his subordinates. I expected more from you, Chekov. Disappointed.
Yes, Kirk was a sly dog. Not only was he on board with dozens of lovely gals in skimpy attire, he was also the BMOC. Perhaps Picard would have shown more decorum.... or at least seemed a little less giddy. Whatever the case, I'm glad Kirk was captain. His dirty little mind kept things lively.